Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 28, 2014
This week, we saw a lot of people talking about ranking changes in Google...
- Google's Matt Cutts: Almost All Penalties Are For Quality Violations
The other day, Steve Plunkett asked Matt Cutts of Google, what percentage of penalties/filters are based on violations of Google's Quality Guidelines versus technology issues or bugs on the webmaster side?
- Customize Your Google Navigation Bar
Google is rolling out a way to customize the apps and products you want to see in your Google navigation bar. Google announced this on Google+ saying that this is rolling out over the next few weeks to everyone. Here is an animated GIF of how it will work...
- Google On IE8 Drops SSL & Passes Full Referrer
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 and go to Google, the default experience will not be over SSL and thus the referrer data will pass in full to the webmaster...
- Google's Navneet Panda Gets A Published Patent But Was It The Panda Patent?
A couple days ago, Bill Slawski posted his usual Google has a new patent granted, this one he titled Google's Panda Granted a Patent on Ranking Search Results. The patent was granted on the 25th and is named Ranking search results...
- Inflatable Basketball At Google
Arguably, the most powerful company in the world, has a big inflatable basketball game at their headquarters, which they call the GooglePlex. Steve Grove, the Director of Community Partnerships, Goog
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Report: Klout Acquired By Lithium Technologies For $200 Million, WebmasterWorld
- Requests for user information from governments around the…, Google - Google+
- Twitter Makes Photo Sharing More Social With Multiple Photos and Tagging, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Collaborate Over WebScaleSQL For Massive Databases, WebmasterWorld
- Has Twitter now suspended Google CFO Patrick Pichette twice?, Twitter / AndyBeard